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Tokyo wants to let foreign housekeepers stay up to 5 years

Earlier deregulation fails to pull in many workers, prompting rethink

The local government in Tokyo hopes relaxing rules on hiring foreign housekeepers will make it easier to attract them, helping to ease the labor crunch. (Photo by Nozomu Ogawa)

TOKYO -- The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has proposed to the national government that foreign housekeepers be allowed to work five years in Japan, up from the current three years.

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